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Little Big Soldier -- Jackie Chan stars as a grizzled veteran who kidnaps a young enemy general, then escorts him on a long journey to collect a reward, in this comic martial arts extravaganza set in the days of ancient China.
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Jackie Chan (screenplay)
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Release Date:
11 February 2010 (Malaysia) See more »
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Plot:
An old soldier kidnaps a young general of an enemy state and takes him on a long journey to collect the reward. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Little Big Soldier Movie Review – Jackie Chan
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Cast

  (in credits order)

Jackie Chan ... The Soldier

Leehom Wang ... the General
Sung-jun Yoo ... Prince Wen (as Steve Yoo)

Peng Lin ... Songster
Yuming Du ... Guard Wu (as Du Yu Ming)
Song Jin ... Lou Fan Wei
Xiao Dong Mei ... Lou Fan Yan (as Xu Dong Mei)
Ken Lo ... Guard Yong (as Low Houl Kang)

Rongguang Yu ... Captain Yu (as Yu Rong Guang)
Yue Wu ... Beggar Head

Baoqiang Wang ... Messenger (as Wang Beo Qiang)
Ben Niu ... the Scholar
Alan Ng ... Guard Zhuo
Jack Tu ... Imperial Bodyguard
Wang Hai Xiang ... Imperial Bodyguard
Yang Zheng ... Imperial Bodyguard
Jarry Liau ... Imperial Bodyguard
Yan Yan Long ... Imperial Bodyguard
Ning Xu ... Imperial Bodyguard
Zhao Yao Dong ... Student East
Ji Tao ... Student West
Zha Ka ... General of Liang
Gang Te Mu Er ... LouFan Gang
Ning Ji Ri Ga La Wu ... LouFan Gang
Baisi Guleng ... LouFan Gang (as Bai Si Gu Leng)
Ao Te Gen Bi Li Ge ... LouFan Gang
Si Ri Ji Pu Ri Bu ... LouFan Gang
Ba Te Tu Er Ji Ba ... LouFan Gang
Bao Yin Ge Xi Ge ... LouFan Gang
Hong Tong Ba Tu ... LouFan Gang
Wang Zi Yi ... The boy
Wang Yan Shi ... The King of Liang
Zhang Chang Zheng ... Beggar A
Jingke Liang ... Beggar B (as Jing Ke Liang)
Wu Rong Rong ... Beggar C
Shen Cing Min ... Beggar D (as Shen Qing Min)
Wang Xu ... San Lang
Yang Fan ... Soldier A
Wang Bin ... Refugee A
Guan Jin ... Liang Eunuch
Yuan He Ping ... Liang Official
Li Gang ... Liang General A
Huang Jian Ming ... Liang General B
Ding Sheng ... Qin General A
Jun He ... Qin General B
Han Guanhua ... Qin General C
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Directed by
Sheng Ding 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Jackie Chan  screenplay

Produced by
Jackie Chan .... producer
Solon So .... producer
 
Original Music by
Xiao Ke 
 
Cinematography by
Xiaoding Zhao (director of photography)
 
Production Management
Jackie Chan .... production manager
 
Sound Department
Brendan Geaney .... dubbing editor
Sam Wang .... sound designer
Sam Wang .... sound mixer
 
Stunts
Jackie Chan .... stunt coordinator
Han Guan Hua .... assistant stunt coordinator
Gang Wu .... stunt coordinator
Jackie Chan .... stunt actor (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Raymond Lam .... a camera/stedicam operator
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Da bing xiao jiang" - China (original title)
"Last Soldier" - Japan (English title) (imdb display title)
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MPAA:
Rated PG-13 for violence and action
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96 min
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Trivia:
The role of the Little (Young) Soldier was originally written for Jackie Chan, who came up with the idea of the story Little Big Soldier 20 years ago. However, it took 20 years to wrap up the script, and now Jackie Chan is cast as the Big (elder) Soldier instead. Leehom Wang takes the role of Little (young) Soldier.See more »
Quotes:
the General:So tell me, what's your type? Slutty or learned?
The Soldier:I prefer someone honest. A learned one is fine. She can teach me to read.
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9 out of 11 people found the following review useful.
The best thing Jackie Chan has done in years, 16 January 2011
Author: TrevorAclea from London, England

While it doesn't have much in the way of the kind of groundbreaking stunts that made his reputation and doesn't always work as well as it could, taken as a whole Little Big Soldier is the best thing Jackie Chan has done in years. Like Shanghai Noon, it was a pet project that was kicking around for decades before it all came together: so long, in fact, that Chan ended up playing a different part to the one he originally intended, ending up as the pragmatic old soldier pulling every trick and scam he knows to survive the vicious civil wars that would finally see China bloodily united. The last of his family line, his dreams of getting out of the army, buying a small farm, finding a wife and starting a family suddenly look like a real possibility when, after faking his death in a battle that sees both sides annihilated, he stumbles across an enemy general and tries to take him back to his own lines for his reward - pursued by bears, bandits, tribesmen and the ruthless traitors who set up the general's defeat to usurp his position and want to finish off the job. Naturally along the way the two men learn from each other - Leehom Wang's young general that for those who fight and die for him an honorable death is less important than a good life, Chan that there is some value in honor - without ever quite losing their determination to outwit the other.

It's well-worn territory and certainly sentimental, but it's honest sentiment made all the more affecting by being set in a convincingly war-ravaged country sparsely populated by shell-shocked people out to survive any way they can. Despite the odd nod to Kurosawa (albeit the rarely unleashed knockabout comedy Kurosawa), it's really a Western in disguise, with tribes of nomads standing in for the Indians, but it's also a timeless anti-war fable that could just as easily be set in the American Civil War, the Wars of the Roses or the fall of Carthage. There's enough action along the way to keep things entertaining, and if Chan isn't as fast as he used to be there's still some ingenuity in the choreography of a fight for a sword neither man can get hold of long enough to wield or an escape from some slave-trading natives while they're distracted with a skirmish of their own, though unfortunately there are also some particularly nasty horse falls that clearly aren't faked even after two seconds were cut by the BBFC for animal cruelty (Asian films don't put much of a premium on animal welfare). Director Sheng Ding is great at action and emotion, but poor at visual comedy, with the various gizmos Chan uses to fake death - retractable arrows, fake blood - never quite presented to the best effect, but he gets enough right to redeem his failings, with the ending - surprisingly bleak for a Chan film - packing quite an emotional punch.

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